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Arrium Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2019

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3.2
58%
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16%
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Arrium Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer  Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts
6 Ratings
  1. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Arrium full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, good people globally

    Cons

    Industry challenges hit hard for the company

    Arrium2019-03-26
  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Whyalla
    Recommends

    I worked at Arrium for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked on and saw major manufacturing equipment and processes. Great to see such a large scale facility.

    Cons

    Was away from home in rural setting

    Arrium2019-07-10
  3. "Great opportunities for those who want to work and learn"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Superintendent in Newcastle
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrium full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Job diversity, challenges, good employees

    Cons

    Large organisation so you can get ‘lost’ if not into self promotion

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees at the frontline not what the managers tell you

    Arrium2019-06-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "very bad company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrium full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nothing there is good, culture , system ....

    Cons

    every thing is really bad

    Arrium2018-04-11
  5. "Manufacturing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing/Operations Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrium full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and a pleasure to work for

    Cons

    a little too much reliance on systems

    Arrium2017-12-13
  6. "Prospective Engineering Recruit - Australia Simec Arrium (onesteel) mining"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Whyalla
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arrium full-time

    Pros

    Team members appear to be keen and welcoming

    Cons

    Conflicting verbal directions, Management and work controls very much in a state of flux

    Advice to Management

    New prospective starter/interview experience: Lower industry band mining site salaries on offer. Take it or leave it engagement contracts. (standard offer letter, missing half the gov't Fairworks recommended content). Any amendments difficult to achieve beyond verbal. Representative Human Resource officers appear unfamiliar with external industry guidelines/practice. And located half a continent away from work site. I had an overseas accented guy. No formal site job descriptions. Lack of up to date site organisation structure/responsibilities. History of site non-compliance in following standard procedures/methodologies. Difficult to review company policies etc, prior to starting. Compulsory superannuation contributions set at a level that erodes away advised start base pay rate if any future government super rate increase. Potential 6 month probationary period (non-negotiable) Conflicting advice re relocation costs at hiring time. Locked onto one removalist company - A major player so should be no issue. May have hassles regarding non-removalist comany expenses approval. Four week maximum provided temp housing when relocating. Fair, since housing in Whyalla is available & affordable currently. Bit of a worry that the private schools have higher enrolment than the State schools. Appears a good learning environment for developing industry experience and team participation/management skills. Most team members appeared very approachable and keen on executing duties in a cooperative manner. Line Managers under new ownership still very much finding out/developing the new company rules. Site layout had too much shared access between pedestraians, light traffic, and heavy equipment. Dry environment, but more drainage on site probably appropriate - potential muddy mess when does storm. Mining operations recently scaled back, so job security may need to be addressed. Pros outweigh the cons - just go into it with open eyes.

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    Arrium2017-10-14
  7. "Okay.....But"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arrium full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cushy hours, management is better then it use to be

    Cons

    No overtime, hard to get information regarding business progress, No confidentiality when it comes to talking to hr about other staff.

    Advice to Management

    For more sales to come through the door, do a incentative scheme for counter sales staff to follow up with their quotes to transfer to a sale.

    Arrium2016-06-22
  8. "Good company gone bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrium full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interesting work opportunities Wide variety of experiences available in the right job Good job security up until now, many years of secure employment so far.

    Cons

    Obviously, now being in administration the days of long term job security are coming to an end. The company sometimes has a lack of ability to focus on the real value adds and tends to pursue the current fad in management technique.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to some core value adding activities, many of the initiatives which seem to pop up every so often just come off looking like ways to justify somebody's pay packet.

    Arrium2016-06-12
  9. "Great work life balance, but terrible management"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arrium

    Pros

    Great work life balance and ability to work flexibly

    Cons

    Bad vision from management and the cost lever is always the people

    Arrium2016-06-07
  10. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Whyalla
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrium full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary package and wide variety of engineering work with huge experience gains -- very technical and challenging work

    Cons

    Relatively poor cash flow with lots of micro management, very average opportunities and employee relations

    Advice to Management

    More people development and accountability

    Arrium2016-05-18
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